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Nov 2017
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Inorganic Chemicals and Fertilizers

Ammonia and Urea Quarterly Business Update - Q3 2017

This report provides an analysis of key developments in the ammonia and urea industry, including capacity updates, profitability, and pricing developments over the past quarter. The report includes monthly price and profitability analysis for ammonia and urea with a detailed discussion on the market forces (affecting price and profitability) over the third quarter in the United States, Western Europe, Middle East and China. The analysis now includes both mine-mouth plant economics and coastal plant economics for ammonia and urea in China. Outlook on firm  global capacity developments from 2017 to 2021 is also provided. The ‘Key Trends and Challenges’ section provides an overview of the gas and fertilizer market in India.
Nov 2017
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Polymers and Plastics

Webinar Presentation: Global Linear Alpha Olefins Market - 2017

This presentation presents key findings from our recently published POPS Supplement report 'Global Linear Alpha Olefins Market - 2017', providing a detailed analysis of the alpha olefins industry including butene-1, hexene-1 and octene-1; supply, demand and trade analysis is presented for all major geographies and countries. An evaluation of the higher alpha olefins is also included along with long term forecasts to 2035.
Nov 2017
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Petrochemicals

1,4-Butanediol/Tetrahydrofuran (BDO/THF)

This report provides a technical and economic review of BDO and THF technologies. Comparative economics are presented for seven different processes for BDO and one for on-purpose THF in various geographic locations. A global and regional market analysis for BDO and THF is also included.
Oct 2017
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Petrochemicals
Polymers and Plastics

Webinar Presentation: Quarterly Business Briefing Q3 2017

This subscriber webinar presentation addresses the Q3 industry performance, sourcing material from the recently published Quarterly Business Analysis Q3 report. This presentation focuses on the base petrochemicals and polymers.
Oct 2017
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Petrochemicals

Advances in Monoethylene Glycol (MEG) Technologies

This report provides a discussion of recent developments in ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol production technologies and includes process descriptions for major licensors.  Comparative production economics are presented for producing purified EO via ethylene oxidation and MEG from EO hydrolysis, the OMEGA process, and via DMO from coal.  An overview of regional EO and MEG markets is provided.
Oct 2017
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Advances in Battery Technology for Electric Vehicles

This report reviews the developments in battery technology and its role in driving competitiveness for electric vehicles (EVs). Production cost estimates are developed for the main types of cathode batteries, including NCA, NMC and LFP.  Other non-cost related issues, such as charging facilities in major EV markets and life-cycle analysis are also examined.
Oct 2017
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Biorenewable Insights: Jet Fuel

The purpose of this report is to analyze developments in bio-based Jet fuel (or biojet) technologies.  Jet fuel from bio-based materials or processes that is blended with conventional jet can improve the GHG profile of air travel.  The purpose of this study is to assess the regulatory, technical, commercial, and economic aspects of producing jet fuel via bio-based sources or processes.
Oct 2017
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Polymers and Plastics

Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)

The process technologies and production economics for low density polyethylene (LDPE) and ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) are presented.  The leading tubular and autoclave processes are reviewed and compared.  Cost of production estimates have been developed on a USGC, China, and Middle East basis.  Production economics for LDPE are compared with LLDPE.  Demand by end use, capacity, and supply/demand/trade data is provided on a global and tri-regional basis.

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